Media praise for Mac OS X: The Missing Manual

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"After reading this book, I felt like I had to stand up or at least applaud. It was really a masterpiece: extremely comprehensive, easy to understand, expertly organized. The missing manual series by O’Reilly claims to be “The book that should have been in the box.” This book is to computer manuals what iPods are to digital music. Powerful, yet easy to use."
-- David Scott, LAUG 2.0 News

"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"Don't let the increasingly formidable page counts scare you off. These books are packed with great stuff from cover to cover. David Pogue is arguably the most readable author of Mac computer books (although Scott Kelby gives him a run for his money), and his fluid prose style and droll delivery make reading these manuals a pleasure as well as informative."
-- Charles Moore, Applelinks.com

"This massive volume is a musthave for anyone who wants to dig deep into Mac OS X...The appendices alone are worth the price of the book."
-- Victoria Maciulski, Conejo Ventura Mac Users Group

"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"I've been a mac person now for just over two years and am in awe of the Missing Manual's thoroughness and style that makes it easy to understand. I am going through this manual, front to back and have found many ways of doing things to make life easier when doing the ordinary and the new things I didn't have a clue even existed and I didn't know I needed or wanted...I am not a power user but now I know that when coming across a situation, question, challenge etc. the Missing Manual as well as its Troubleshooting section is my best friend and lifesaver. This manual is a must have for beginners as well as those long time MAC users. "
-- Linda Anderson, Josephine County Mac User Group

"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"Four things have made these books popular: clearly written text, a through coverage of the subject, a touch of humor (which is natural for him) and great accuracy. Step by step Pogue goes through the features, programs and capabilities of the "Tiger" operating system as shipped by Apple, plus some programs which come from other sources....This is a book which I would recommend to those wanting to know more about the system."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"If you have upgraded to OS X 10.4 Tiger or are contemplating doing so, and wondering if you should also upgrade your copy of OS X: TMM to the fourth edition, the answer is "of course." The new Tiger features are reason enough. For the vast majority of OS X users, it's really tough to beat OS X: The Missing Manual for its eponymous purpose. It really is "the book that should have been in the box," and still the Mac OS X book to have if you're only having one."
-- Charles Moore, AppleLinks

"Four things have made these books popular: clearly written text, a through coverage of the subject, a touch of humor (which is natural for him) and great accuracy. Step by step Pogue goes through the features, programs and capabilities of the "Tiger" operating system as shipped by Apple, plus some programs which come from other sources...This is a book which I would recommend to those wanting to know more about the system."
-- Ray Bowler, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"Pogue, the New York Times computer columnist, is among the world's best explainers."
-- Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated



"This book is to computer manuals what iPods are to digital music. Powerful, yet easy to use."
--David Scott, LAUG 2.0 News